Monday, November 28, 2011

The Best Advice Ever Received

Some Good Advice
From the Friendship Files

We're constantly getting advice from the people around us, regarding different things. But there'll always be one special piece of advice that we treasure above all the rest. Heartfelt words that someone has said to us which struck a note, inspired a dream or changed our lives for the better. Today, my friends and I share the best advice we've ever been given. 

What Is The Best Advice You've Ever Received?

*When ever I'm afraid to try something new, my best friend always says to me, "You have nothing to lose. Nothing ventured, nothing gained."
*Some opportunities only come around once, seize them so as to avoid a life of regret.
*Don't walk away from negative people - RUN!
*"No one can diminish you but yourself". A friend said this to me and it's my favourite advice.
*Forget all the negative comments people give you. Cherish the compliments.
*You're not always going to be the skinniest, smartest or prettiest girl in the room. But don't let that intimidate you. Take the best of what you have and learn to work with it.

*Chocolate is the cure to everything!
*Don't try so hard to fit in. Your differences make you stand out. How will you make your mark in the world if you're exactly like everyone else.
*My mother said to me, "Remember that one day may be hard but the next day gets better.' Those words have carried me through the toughest moments in my life. 
*Don't lose hope if you fail at something. Next time, just have more faith and work harder. But most importantly, make sure that there is a 'next time'.
*Listen to your parents, they always know best. (This was said to me by my parents, naturally).
*A lecturer once said to us in class, "Don't ever be afraid to ask questions. If you don't ask, you will never know. A curious mind is the key to a better education."
*If the shoe fits, buy two pairs!
*I was told: sometimes in difficult times or tasks you have moments when you think you can't do this, it's too much. Just hang on, those moments will pass and you will look back from a better place & think - lucky I didn't give up because its all ok now & so worth it...and it will be.

*Be thankful for all that you have because there's always someone out there who has less than you and who will give anything to be in your shoes.
*I've realised in life, that nothing worth anything is easy to come by...nothing. You have to work at it or for it.
*Don't sit around and wait for something great to happen to you. Get off that couch and make it happen yourself.
*Don't change for anyone, if they can't accept you for who you are then they certainly don't deserve you.
*The most important asset a girl has is her reputation. Its like having a flawless complexion - once its scarred it will always be there every time you look in the mirror.
*Be true to yourself, only then will you enjoy life.
*A work colleague told me, "Your career isn't everything. Make time for your family, friends & self. Because at the end of the day, if things get tough, who's more likely to be there for you?"
*Live each day like it was your last.
*If you don't believe in yourself no one else will, so stop feeling sorry for yourself, dream big and you will achieve much.
*Never judge others because you don't know when you will be in their shoes.
*Leave the past where it the past.

*The best advice I've ever received is from my friend, who told me, "Don't cut yourself short. If you don't have respect and appreciation for yourself, no one else will."
*"Everything you get out of life is what you've settled for." This taught me to not to settle for less than I deserve.

Thanks to all my friends for passing on their favourite bits of advice to us. 
Dear Lovely Reader, I would love for you to also share the best advice you've ever received.


Rahul Bhatia said...

A lovely post with so much wisdom! Really liked this one... Thanks a lot for sharing!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

I agree, so much wisdom in this post. My fave advice is always ask and be honest, similar to what you've shared. If you don't tell me I won't know...But if the shoe fits, buy two pairs - now that's VERY good advice! (And I did just that a few weeks ago!)

JennySue said...

love inspiration posts like this one! glad i found you- i'm a new follower! since i own my own freelance makeup biz- i love the quote, "no matter what company you work for, the most important thing you are selling is yourself." author unknown.
i'm a mommy with a makeup problem!!

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

So many fabulous pieces of advice. I'm printing this out and keeping it at my desk! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

babylovesfashion said...

great advices!!!

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

Thouse are great advices. I love the picture! Have a lovely week. <3<3

Purvi said...

I agree to so many of them...some of them are real gems :)

Bohemian vanity said...

Thats really inspirational, love those quotes ! XOXO

Nicole said...

Beautiful post Sam :)

Denise said...

I identify myself with your posts, so much! This one is precious! Really, kept me thinking of so many things that either are happening in my life now or, I confess, my imagination is building up things... either way, right now I feel quite scared to make decisions, but I need to make them, of course.
I'm going to think of advices my friends gave me... from time to time I post some too... last week I posted "if you don't have something good to say, keep quiet", from the father of a friend... this friend told me once "don't hurt anybody's heart, cause you may be inside it and will hurt yourself too..." Amazing, isn't it?
Amazing post, you are such a great writer!
Thanks for the advices!!!!

Erin said...

I really enjoy this post, there is nothing better than a little extra inspiration on a Monday after a holiday.


ecid nac* said...

I like these comments, they are very inspiring indeed! And just about the right time for me to read it all over :)


Anonymous said...

Lovely Post. My best advice will definately be to never take yourself soo serious and just live life to the fullest

Pop Champagne said...

lovely post, I agree with these sayings, esp leave the past in the past! judging by my choice in friendship, bofriends and wardrobe in highschool LOL

Ekaete said...

Love this post, some really great advice!
Someone recently said to me that worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles but takes away today's peace. I liked that.

Ekaete xx

ftashion said...

I love this post! Thank you for sharing them! We all need inspirations like these!

Fang Ting

Lulu said...

Lovely inspiration!

Fictitious Fashion said... lovely advises dear :) Truly inspiring